The Ten Loudest Road Cars Ever Made

If you have a great engine, the best thing is to connect it to a rather free flowing exhaust and let it breathe. These ten cars certainly mix up the air.


10.) Tuned Ford GT

According to Evo, stock GTs are nothing to write home about:

Turn the ignition key, prod the red starter button and the supercharged 550bhp V8 churns briskly but quietly into life. It's hardly the thunderous awakening you might expect. In fact, given that the supercharger pulley all but tickles your right shoulder, it's remarkable that Ford has managed to suppress the noise to such a degree. Even a hearty stamp on the throttle fails to illicit a holler from the decidedly emasculated tailpipes, much to the disappointment of Barker and Barke.

However, there aren't many stock GTs out there, and that's a good thing. JohnnyWasASchoolBoy:

There's one that attends our local Thursday night show 'n' shine. When it leaves and the owner accelerates down the block, it sounds like the earth is being torn in two by angry giants.

Suggested By: JohnnyWasASchoolBoy

9.) Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

Britain gave the world the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, V12 Aston Martins and Jaguar's supercharged V8. God Save The Queen indeed.


Suggested By: Braking Bad


8.) Lamborghini Diablo SV

The Lamborghini V12 at its best. Pessimippopotamus:

I'm a fan of pre-Murcielago Lamborghini engines and the Diablo SV is exceptionally loud, not just when it revs, but it has that gravely low-end burble that I really like. Can hear that car for blocks as it drives away. Just completely unforgettable.


:Suggested By: Pessimippopotamus

7.) 7-Liter Ford Galaxie

Ford put lots of '7-Litre' badges all over the car, but what was more telling from a distance was the rumble it made.


Suggested By: My X-type is too a real Jaguar


6.) Mercedes-Benz SSK

Speaking of seven-liter engines, here's another one suggested by syaieya:

The Mercedes benz SSK. When it was introduced to the world with it's 7 liter supercharged inline 6. It made a sound that resonated like nothing else throughout the countryside. At speed people unfamiliar with the car could only describe it as a demonic wail. And of course it was at speed, it was the fastest production car the world had ever seen.


Suggested By: syaieya

5.) The Boeing Batmobile

I know we're on the edge of the road car category here, but holy fireworks Batman!


Suggested By: ProcessBlack


4.) Porsche Carrera GT

If you want something that sounds like a Formula-1 car, but can be driven to get groceries too, it's either the Lexus LFA or this one. Thanks Cayenne buyers!


Suggested By: DIRTEE30


3.) 1,000 hp Corvette Z06

Flames and terror. An LS turned to ten. Glorious.

Suggested By: ASH TURNER


2.) Shelby Daytona Coupe

There's only one Shelby that's louder than a 427 Cobra or a Series 1. THUNDERDOME!


Suggested By: 6shelBfan6


1.) Pagani Zonda 760RS

The Pagani Zonda 760RS shouldn't be road legal, but it is. Be prepared to switch off your alarm.


Suggested By: 366848135


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Wait, this included modified cars? That's a bit silly, isn't it? My Corvette registers at 132 db at full throttle, which the "sound comparison" web site equates to "military jet take off from carrier with afterburner at 50 feet." Beat that, suckers.